Posted 12 November 2020


NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually in Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Generally held in July, this year’s event was moved to 8–15 November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Always Was, Always Will Be.

Yannan-ik Yannan-iyu – ‘Always was, Always will be’ in Wadawurrung language.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, Elders in our community and our emerging leaders.

Check out the events below in our region as part of NAIDOC Week 2020.

NAIDOC Week 2020 online trail

Celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2020 by visiting 20 key Aboriginal sites and venues around the Greater Geelong region.

Starting in Little River and ending in St Leonards, this online trail was designed in collaboration with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners to shine a light on some of the hidden (and not so hidden) places of significance across our region.

You can view this trail on the Geelong Arts and Culture Trails app.

City Hall Digital Projections. Artwork from The Torch and animated artwork by Matt Bonner.

City Hall Aboriginal art digital projections

The display will feature animated digital projections created by Matt Bonner, featuring Aboriginal
artwork developed through The Torch art, cultural and arts vocational programs. Displayed on City Hall, Gheringhap Street, from 8.30PM to 11.00PM each evening 8-15 November.

Find out more on Events Geelong

First Nations perspectives at Geelong Gallery

Watch a series of online videos that explore the perspectives of First Nations people on the Geelong Gallery collection and explore educational resources about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

NAIDOC Week at Geelong Gallery

Look out for new street banners featuring artwork from Billy-Jay O’Toole Wadawurrung Traditional Owner titled “Wadawurrung Country and Connection” and The Torres Strait Islander flag will fly at City Hall in addition to the Aboriginal flag which is flown on a permanent basis.




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